Friday, 30 December 2011

and relax...

We've had a very lovely Christmas and enjoyed some good times with family and friends. 

We've given and received some wonderful handmade gifts, which I can now show you. 

I made all the crafty women in the family a crochet hook case, I managed to post 2 without photographing them, but you can see the one for my Sister-in-Law here. This one I made for my Mum, and I plan to make one for me too soon. 

I got these gorgeous brooches, (by Judith Brown who makes beautiful jewellery from vintage haberdashery) from Mr and the girls

along with some Liberty goodies, mmmmmm, lucky me

I finished the picnic blankets for my girls and I'm so pleased with how they turned out.

The idea for these came to me when Missy Big was about 18 months old, it's taken me quite a while, but I think they were worth the wait. They are well played with already which is a good sign.

There are plenty of makey things in the pipeline, can't wait to get started. But right now there are a few days left of the holidays to enjoy. 

Happy New Year!

Thank you for all your comments, visits and smiles over the last year - here's to a fabulous 2012 for us all 

x X x

Friday, 23 December 2011

the fun bits

The making and baking have to be the best bits on the run up to Christmas, there are a few things I can't share - but these are some of the things I've been up to in the last few weeks.

Both girls drew an angel shape, I made a felt figure and added some lace wings and they applied the details with glitter glue from a tube. Their teachers loved them.

more tree decorations for the teaching assistants, stuffed with choccies...

...along with some homemade fudge

one of our advent stocking challenges was to make some 3D snowflakes, I really enjoyed doing these - it was a little tough for little hands but they loved seeing them open out.

and of course some biscuits

Now we have just two more sleeps, a few things to wrap and a fridge full of yummies to munch on. 

Oh, and a visit to the feed the reindeer tomorrow, this was last years visit it really does bring the magic alive.

Wishing you and your family a wonderfully 
Merry Christmas

see you all on the other side

x X x

Thursday, 8 December 2011

creative Christmas

My creative space this week is trying to sneakily make 2 little girls a picnic blanket each for Christmas, it is of course great fun making vintage tea cups and yummy cakes from scraps of fabrics. But progress is a little slow, and you know that clock is ticking...

The magic is certainly in the air, making Christmas wishes as the girls sent their letters up the chimney to Father Christmas, I very nearly shed a tear.

Hoping the magic is with you too, I'm not getting around many blogs lately - I'll pop by your place soon - I promise! x

Saturday, 3 December 2011

feeling festive

How many more sleeps? We're getting a little excited now.

A couple of months ago my Mum taught my girls how to do marbling. They were hooked, instantly. We have so many sheets of pretty patterns now, I was wondering what on earth to do with them. 

Turns out the marbled paper makes the loveliest snowflakes, to decorate your windows, make cards for your teachers, and I'm sure they will end up on some gift wrap too.

The advent stockings are hanging up, stuffed with crafty supplies, chocolate coins and clues to hunt for things to colour and make. It's all getting very festive, I think I like the build up just as much as the actual day. 

These were todays challenge, a bag of bits each to make a snowman...

Happy days. x